Bolling Hall

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Bolling Hall, Jr (born May 8, 1813 in Hancock County, Georgia; died March 5, 1897 in Coosada, Elmore County) was a planter and a lawyer who was a founding shareholder in the Elyton Land Company which developed Birmingham.

Hall was the son of Bolling and Jane Abercrombie Hall. He was schooled in Autauga County, Alabama and later attended the University of Georgia and graduated in 1831 at age eighteen. He was admitted to the bar in 1834 in Montgomery, but decided to become a planter instead of practicing law.

In 1835 Hall was made an inspector general of the Alabama State Militia and he served in the Creek War of 1836. He married the former Mary Louisa Crenshaw of Wetumpka that year.

Hall went on to serve as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1849 to 1854.

Hall was a director of the Eufaula Railroad until it was purchased by the Georgia Central Railway. He was also one of the promoters of the South & North Alabama Railroad and invested in the Elyton Land Company which developed Birmingham at its crossing with the Alabama & Chattanooga Railroad. He was a director with South & North Alabama line at the time of his death in 1897.

Hall's wife, Mary Louisa, died in 1858. The couple had twelve children. He is buried at the Hall-Rawlinson Cemetery in Elmore County.


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